Weekly Review – Pass the cranberry sauce, please

 

Bagel with cranberry sauce
One of many uses for leftover cranberry sauce.

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Thanksgiving weekend is almost over but there is still plenty of cranberry sauce.  I always make mine from scratch (not a fan of the can of gel).  It is delicious.  So delicious that I always buy extra bags of cranberries to throw in the freezer to make again later.  The only problem is we always have leftovers.

What do we do with the leftover cranberry sauce?

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Weekly Review – Money Conscious Lifestyle

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Happy Sunday!

Have you heard the phrase “Money conscious lifestyle” before?  It is a philosophy I try to embrace 24/7 no matter what is going on, no matter how crazy busy things get.  My definition of being money conscious is to come up with creative, low (or no) cost ways to enjoy everyday life.

I know we are all really busy getting ready for Thanksgiving.  Cleaning, shopping for all the meal fixings, running last minute errands, fighting traffic to and from the airport (and everywhere in between).  With that in mind, I will try to keep this post short. Continue reading “Weekly Review – Money Conscious Lifestyle”

My Husband’s Birthday Weekend

Suicide Rock
View from Suicide Rock

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My husband’s birthday was last week.  How did we celebrate it?

A four day staycation at home with our three dogs, groceries and a selection of cheap wine. Netflix, Hulu Plus and Amazon Prime. A seven mile hike, taco night, pastries at our favorite bakery (twice), and a brunch pick up party at the winery where we have a membership.

Okay which thing did not fit with the rest of the items listed above?

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Weekly Review while sipping coffee on our patio

Forrest, Pine Cove, CA
Our backyard

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As I mentioned in my about me page, I follow a lot of blogs and stores.  I plan to share the best of the best with you each Sunday.

Money Talks News is one of my all-time favorites.  If you subscribe you get two emails a day (am and pm) with great posts on money saving ideas.

Also, 9 time best selling author David Bach has a great Sunday newsletter, recently changed to 3 Minute Sunday.

With the holidays right around the corner, check out BlackFriday.com for the current sales and  Black Friday ads from Kohls, Target, Walmart and many other stores.

Also, speaking of Kohls, today is the last day of their Veteran’s Day Sale (30% and other stackable items for online shopping be sure to log into Ebates first to save even more).

Finally Groupon’s final day of 12 Days of Doorbusters ends today.

Have a great day!